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TJMax setting for Q9450 and RealTemp

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Legless, 3 Oct 2009.

  1. Legless

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Cheshire

    I've been overclocking my CPU, a Q9450 and have it running nicely at 3.2Ghz and would like to know what TJMax setting i should use for this chip in RealTemp to keep an eye on the temperatures... Its default setting is 100 but i've seen elsewhere people say that for my chip i should set it to 95, could someone please confirm what i should set it to, thankyou in advance... :)

    Oh, incase it makes any difference, its a revision C1 ship...
     
  2. setter

    Caporegime

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 28,160

    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    100c is the max for a 45nm cpu such as the q9450, 95 was a quoted figure for the older 65nm chips such as the q6600/6700 though im not sure if intel ever confirmed this.
     
  3. Legless

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Cheshire

    Thanks for the quick reply m8... I can now start stressing it and check the temps safely, as setting the TJMax too low would make the temps look cooler than they actually are... ;)
     
  4. setter

    Caporegime

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 28,160

    Location: armoy, n. ireland

    Good luck with the overclocking:)
     
  5. Clairvoyant

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,140

    Location: Torbay, Devon, UK

    Most people like to keep the temps under 70c
     
  6. twist3d0n3

    Capodecina

    Joined: 3 Aug 2008

    Posts: 10,483

    Location: Bath, England

    i've set the tjmax to 95 on mine, seems to give more realistic temps as mine said it was idling at 65oC when it was running at stock.... when i get a temp probe on the copper of my waterblock i can see what sort of temps it is actually hitting